American Jewish Musical Enounters

February 9, 2021 (Tuesday) / 7:30 pm9:00 pm


American Jewish Musical Enounters

Galeet Dardashti

Anthropologist, Vocalist, Composer

Josh Kun

Professor of Communication and Journalism, USC Annenberg School

Shaul Magid

Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College; Kogod Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Anthony Russell

Vocalist, Composer, Arranger

Presented by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

This event will explore lesser-known musical styles of Jewish America, including Yiddish opera, Persian Jewish music, and Orthodox bluegrass. Musicians and scholars will discuss Jewish cultural encounters and adaptation to the American context over the past century, looking beyond the Ashkenazi/Mizrahi divide. The panelists’ personal experiences and expertise illuminate and intersect with their musical studies, pointing to a fuller sense of American Jewish ethnic, musical, and religious diversity.

Cosponsored by Penn’s Middle East Center; Jewish Studies Program; Wolf Humanities Center's Hershey Humanities Against Racism Fund; and the National Museum of American Jewish History.